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 26 Lanceleoghauni, Sat, 6th Aug '11 11:51:06 AM from Z or R Twice Relationship Status: In my bunk
Culturally Jew-Ish. Nonreligious.
"Coffee! Coffeecoffeecoffee! Coffee! Not as strong as Meth-amphetamine, but it lets you keep your teeth!"
My paternal grandmother was a very, very liberal Jew from Hungary. Her husband and children are not Jewish. She ate pork and shellfish. She didn't observe the Shabbat. That sort of Jew. She still had a Jewish funeral (as did her totally non-Jewish daughter...), though, and her brother and his wife (and his ex-wife) are rather involved in the synagogue and the local Jewish community.

I'll call myself "Friend to the Jews". Good?

 28 Desmond O, Wed, 17th Aug '11 3:07:38 PM from York Ontario
Non-practicing here, both my grandparents were Ashkenazi Jews who immigrated at a young age from Poland. I celebrate the holidays with my extended family (Yom-Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, etc) but it doesn't go much further than that. I plan one day to visit Isreal but that's nothing more than a notion for the future.

A friend of mine, the only Jewish person I know well (cultural, he's nonreligious) has an adorable Star of David quilt sewn by his mother. It's great.

edited 31st Aug '11 1:14:50 AM by Five_X


I'm quite religious, Orthodox, and proud of it! grin
Possibly my favorite Doctor Who line at this point: Tick-Tock goes the clock, even for the DOCTOR
 31 rumetzen, Wed, 28th Dec '11 7:03:41 PM from Austin, Texas
The best there is
My dad's Jewish. Does that count?
Stupid, you could say these masculine thoughts are homosexual
'Cause they blow heads like that dead clothes designer
 32 Justice 4243, Thu, 29th Dec '11 8:18:59 PM from Portland, OR, USA
I think it has to be your mom for it to count. tongue
Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.Proverbs21:15

[up] It does have to be your mother, according to religious law, it's passed on through the matrilineal line.

I'm a convert, Conservative, from Christianity. I have a copy of the Torah at home, and I am actually moderately religious; however, I don't express it much. To me, religion and beliefs are private things. I haven't gone to a synagogue in a long time (which saddens me greatly), but I still try to learn about things, and ask questions, and live my life according to the laws set out and my own principles. The only thing I'm horrible at is keeping kosher...

I do pretty much avoid pork, though. I eat it occasionally, although in my house, we don't eat much red meat to begin with.

Erm, does that count?

edited 31st Dec '11 11:58:27 PM by punkreader

Jewish atheist. I still keep kosher, though
I tweet, therefore my entire life has shrunk to 140 character chunks of instant event and predigested gnomic wisdom. And swearing.
 35 saintbraeburn, Fri, 6th Jul '12 11:11:43 PM from Dysfunctional California
Saint Braeburn:
I'm proud that we even managed to get a thread.
Everything is Possible.

But somethings are more Probable than others.
Agent of Light
Not to butt in on a thread that doesn't directly apply to me, but perhaps some of you could answer my question. Does anyone know what the numbers are for cultural or secular Jews (I hope that's the right term) versus practicing Jews. I only ask because I have yet to meet a practicing Jew in my life, and I very much admire the Jewish religion. I'm Christian, so yeah...

 37 d Roy, Mon, 16th Jul '12 5:14:41 PM Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
I'm a Christian, but eh...I read Torah.
"Allah may guide their bullets, but Jesus helps those who aim down the sights."
 38 Deviant Braeburn, Sun, 2nd Sep '12 4:41:06 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew

Oh just shut up.

No one needs your sarcasm.

edited 2nd Sep '12 4:42:46 PM by DeviantBraeburn

Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.

 39 Madrugada, Sun, 2nd Sep '12 4:46:29 PM Relationship Status: In season
<Mod Hat ON>

Braeburn, don't try to have a fight with yourself.

edited 2nd Sep '12 4:46:39 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 40 Deviant Braeburn, Sun, 2nd Sep '12 4:47:24 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew

But he started it.sad
Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.

 41 Madrugada, Sun, 2nd Sep '12 5:09:51 PM Relationship Status: In season
<Mod Hat ON>

I don't care. Stop it. Arguing with a transparent sockpuppet of your own is not amusing.

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!

edited 2nd Sep '12 7:31:18 PM by dontcallmewave

if everyone owned a horse, the country would bea lot more stabilized
 43 Deviant Braeburn, Sun, 2nd Sep '12 8:04:57 PM from Dysfunctional California
Wandering Jew

The true magic of Judaism.
Everything is Possible.

But some things are more Probable than others.

 44 Firestarter, Fri, 21st Sep '12 1:14:05 PM from over the rainbow Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Sorceress Bookwench
A week late Happy New Year from a non religious in a jewish family. :)
Everything happens for a reason. The reason is a chaotic intersection of chance and the laws of physics.
 45 montmorencey, Sun, 3rd Mar '13 6:23:37 AM from the quaint town of Grimm, Bismarck and Gauss
Ashkenasic, secular for three generations...on my father's side. My Israeli family says it counts because we're from Russia. Anyway, I don't eat pork, I love to argue and I'm a nerd, that has to count for something. Also, I never got any Christmas presents, so if I can't be sort-of-Jewish in compensation, that would be really unfair.
Complicated - because simple is simply too simple.
 46 Captain Katsura, Mon, 1st Apr '13 12:52:55 PM from    Poland   
If you count Jewish as ethnicity I had few Jewish ancestors, but majority of my known ancestors are native Poles and Tatars.
My President is Funny Valentine.
 47 Morwen Edhelwen, Sun, 1st Sep '13 4:22:55 PM from Sydney, Australia
Tolkien freak
Anyone Ashkenazi, observant, and want to help me out with checking cultural details/answering questions for a post-apocalyptic steampunk novel set in New York and inspired by Oliver Twist?
The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
 48 Boxen, Wed, 4th Sep '13 1:09:38 PM from the dark side of the moon
L'shanah tovah, everyone. grin
"Everyone's suddenly Cthulhu." — Jam
 49 Lior Val, Wed, 4th Sep '13 1:15:07 PM from That crazy place called Israel Relationship Status: Staying up all night to get lucky
Technically. I'm a Hiloni and, well, I don't even keep kosher. But I'm an Israeli for all it's worth.

L'shanna tovah for all the Jews out there.
Stabbing you for your bad puns since 1997
 50 Morwen Edhelwen, Tue, 19th Nov '13 11:50:42 PM from Sydney, Australia
Tolkien freak
I have a question which is a bit sensitive. Sorry if I accidentally offend anyone in this thread. One of my side projects/story ideas is a post-apocalyptic steampunk version of Oliver Twist narrated in first-person by the Artful Dodger and using the character of Fagin as a way to comment on anti-Semitism. I want some opinions on whether it is possible to make Fagin a fence who happens to be Jewish and get rid of his stereotypical traits (miserliness) without him being a stereotype?

And a related question: is red hair really a stereotypically "Jewish" thing? It's often mentioned as one of the physical traits which made the original Fagin a stereotype. The other is the shape of his nose in illustrations from the book. That said, I have a friend whose ancestors were Polish and Russian and also Jewish and she's got bright red hair and freckles.

edited 19th Nov '13 11:56:21 PM by MorwenEdhelwen

The road goes ever on. -Tolkien
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